Mozzarella, Basil Pesto, and Peperonata Panini

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

The colors of the Italian flag—red, white, and green.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. See recipe #225648 for instructions on how to make peperonata; you will use 1 cup in this recipe.
  2. Preheat a panini grill.
  3. Slice off the domed top of the ciabatta rolls; the rolls should now be about 1 inch thick.
  4. Split the rolls in half horizontally.
  5. Spread the top halves of the rolls with basil pesto, covering them completely.
  6. Spread the bottom halves of the rolls with a thin layer of peperonata.
  7. Lay the mozzarella slices over the peperonata in a single layer.
  8. Season with salt and pepper before covering the panini with the top half of the ciabatta.
  9. Grill sandwiches for 4 minutes until the bread is golden brown and the cheese has set.
  10. Cut each in half and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Great sandwich for a wintery dinner. Served with Italian wedding soup, and I added a slice of prosciutto to each sandwich as well. Since there are only 2 of us, we had leftovers, which we wrapped in foil and reheated in the oven. Tasted great! Thanks for sharing.

Scrapbook Lori February 13, 2010

Very good!!!! I added salami to my hubby's. He loved it!

Charmie777 July 17, 2007

This is probably the best sandwich I've ever had. I used my own pesto recipe, which is pretty much the same except I use pine nuts instead of walnuts. The Peperonata was wonderful. I look forward to having this again very soon.

M R. July 10, 2007

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